Jul 072014
June in West Sac: one food plant breaks ground, another expands

NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 25, 2014 — Two days after city officials helped break ground for the 28,000 Shinmei U.S.A. rice bun plant in the Southport Business Park, they helped celebrate a new plant for TOMRA Sorting on Wednesday (June 18) in northern West Sacramento. The new 60,000-square foot TOMRA Sorting plant at 875 Embarcadero Drive […]

Jun 232014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 — West Sacramento hosts a pair of “new factory” events just over 48 hours apart this week. They’re each within what local officials call the city’s mission as a “food hub.” Monday morning, Shinmei U.S.A. corporation broke ground on its first production facility in the U.S. – a […]

Jun 192014
City's water treatment plant named after early civic leader

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 11, 2014 — City councilman Bill Kristoff (fifth from left) was present at the renaming of West Sacramento’s water treatment plant in honor of his father, the late George Kristoff. The elder Kristoff was one of the activists who helped create a local public water plant to replace a privately-run […]

Jan 062014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 1, 2014 — The Yolo Farm to Fork (YF2F) organization plans to award $10,000 in grants to Yolo County elementary schools that participate in its “Taste Our Garden” initiative. To encourage kids to eat fresh produce, YF2F wants more schools to involve students in creating edible gardens. With sponsorship from […]

Apr 052013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER —   West Sacramentans have a couple of unusual choices this weekend to shop for their spring garden plants and supplies, including heirloom tomatoes. These two choices come to you from the “Local Scene” section of the News-Ledger:   Stop by a plant and garden sale on April 6-7 and support the […]